Regenerative Medicine includes a range of pharmaceutical related approaches, where small molecules and biologicals are used to stimulate the body’s innate repair systems, as well as the use of cell based therapies, and bioactive scaffolds. The production of these new medicines and devices involves a chain of important stages in development, including laboratory based invention, preclinical testing, navigation of intellectual property issues and compliance with a range of regulatory requirements. It is a vibrant area of endeavour involving multidisciplinary interactions and strong employment opportunities for those trained in the field.
The MSc Regenerative Medicine (taught masters) will provide students with a multidisciplinary approach to gaining a critical knowledge and training in the biological and chemical basis of tissue regeneration, stem cell biology; as well as knowledge of the basics of intellectual property law, regulatory affairs, ethical issues, all of which are key components of the global regenerative medicine industry. It is a vibrant area of endeavour involving multidisciplinary interactions and strong employment opportunities for those trained in the field.
Ultimately, the course aims to produce postgraduates capable of making a significant contribution within the regenerative medicine industry. Graduates will be well placed to secure jobs in academic research however the transferable skills developed during the course will equip graduates for a wide range of careers outside the laboratory for example within biotechnology business. Additionally, the course prepares students for higher level study such PhD level study.
The delivery of the course comprises a mixture of structured “taught” modules and self directed study and literature reviews. The programme culminates with a research project dissertation aligned to the ongoing research at UCS in cell therapies, regenerative medicine and healthy ageing within the new Biotechnology Research Unit. This provides students with the opportunity to fully engage with contemporary research in the field.
The curriculum covers a range of important topics from stem cell biology and applications in medicine, to the use of small molecules and biologicals in tissue engineering. The course also investigates the ethical and regulatory landscape involved in the translation of these novel therapies from “bench to bedside”.
Modules studied in the MSc Regenerative Medicine:
• Stem Cell Biology and Applications in Medicine • Cell Therapy and Tissue Engineering • Biotechnology and Business Development • Research Methods and Funding • Molecular and Cellular Basis of Ageing • Research Project Dissertation
We welcome applications from graduates with a 2:2 minimum classification (or equivalent) from their undergraduate degree. It would be expected that in most cases applicants should hold (or by the time of commencement of the course hold) a first degree in an appropriate subject for example biology, bioscience, biomedical science, nutrition, exercise science, human biology, health sciences, cell biology and biotechnology. Those with an interest in the course possessing a non-bioscience based degree are asked to contact the course leader for guidance prior to application.International students are welcome to apply - minimum IELTS score 7.0.
Recipient: University of Suffolk
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